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Make a Brush Pile - PEP BB animal.sand.pile

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This is the area where I am building my brush pile. It is located west and upslope of my hugelkultur bed on Plum Plateau at Basecamp.



This is my brush pile after I spent the remaining sunlight working on it after Bootcamp.



This is another in progress photo of my brush pile.



This is my brush pile completed that is obviously more than five feet tall and five feet wide, with measuring tapes.



The mostly vertical measuring tape reads a little more than 8 feet, and the measuring tape on the ground reads a bit more than 9 feet.



This is a picture showing my brush pile, in relationship to my hugelkultur on Pulm Plateau. This is to demonstrate that my brush pile is located near a garden.

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Here is my BB evidence:
Hauling brush, Area without brush pile, Final brush pile(fence post on left is 5ft tall for reference), Brush pile close up.
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Hauling brush
Hauling brush
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No brush pile
No brush pile
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Brush pile far away
Brush pile far away
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Brush pile up close
Brush pile up close
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Here's my brush pile.  It was started well before this thread, and I'm not about to move it or start another one just to prove something.
I just threw 3-4 shrubs worth of dead birch and sucker cherry trees on it.  A year and a half, and I can still see over the pile, so it is MAYBE 5 feet high.  But it's about 25 feet wide by 10 deep.  I guess I don't qualify for any badge.  But that's OK, I got nothing to prove.  I have animal shelter.
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brush pile for wildlife
brush pile for wildlife
 
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I actually have a pile like that, too. We've been adding to it since we moved in 7 years ago, so I have no before pictures. To get the badge bit, I just made another pile nearby it, and took the pictures, and then added it to the other one. Sure, it was a bit more work, but I wanted the shiny badge, so I just did it.
 
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Hello there!



At the 2019 PEP Jamboree, I cut down a tree. Then I limbed it. Then I used the limbs to make a brush pile. Turns out, it's right next to Mike's! Maybe our brush piles will be buddies, eh?
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No brush pile... Yet
No brush pile... Yet
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404 error: Under construction
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Finito!
Finito! I'm 6' tall
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Finite!
Finite! My arms are 6'-4"
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I think I can do this BB as soon as I've got time. I already have a brush pile, but it isn't in the right spot. And I have more hedges and bushes to trim, so there will be plenty for a pile 5 ft wide and 5 ft high (I think). Now I'll have to think of a nice spot to put that pile.
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